Under pressure: The changing role of the healthcare CIO (Webcast Slides)

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Under pressure: The changing role of the healthcare CIO is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by NEC. The report’s quantitative findings come from a survey of 100 senior IT executives in US healthcare organisations (principally hospitals), conducted in August and September 2010. To supplement the survey results, the Economist Intelligence Unit also conducted in-depth interviews with senior technology executives at healthcare organisations across the US

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Under pressure: The changing role of the healthcare CIO (Webcast Slides)

  1. 1. Under Pressure:The Changing Roleof the Healthcare CIOA report from theEconomist Intelligence Unit
  2. 2. Survey of 100 senior healthcare IT executives • 67% at general or specialty hospitals • 51% at organisations with revenues of under US$500m • 34% from organisations with revenues of between US$500m and US$1bn, remainder over US$1bn2
  3. 3. The healthcare CIO: lagging behind • Compared to other industries, healthcare CIO’s role has not seen rapid evolution. • Potential savings from paperless technology like electronic health records (EHRs) and computerised provider order-entry (CPOE) systems substantial – as much as US$40bn/year on aggregate • Adoption has not been swift: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model survey for 2Q 2010 shows around half US hospitals at stage 3, 34% were still below this level and only 16% above it. • Why? Lack similar commercial imperatives as other industries; thin profit margins; complex organisational structures • But change is coming – how will this affect the CIO?3
  4. 4. The HITECH push • Healthcare responds better than other industries to regulatory pressure • US$19bn worth of federal government incentives to digitise – and penalties for lack of adoption4
  5. 5. Key finding 1 • The CIO’s role is expected to become increasingly strategic as IT adoption accelerates…5
  6. 6. Key finding 1 • The CIO’s role is expected to become increasingly strategic as IT adoption accelerates…6
  7. 7. Key finding 2 • …but others may not see it that way; CIOs will have to educate the board level7
  8. 8. Key finding 3 • CIOs also need to secure the buy-in of clinical staff when planning and rolling out new IT8
  9. 9. Key finding 4 • While regulation to drive IT adoption is broadly welcomed, some CIOs remain sceptical about government incentives—and fear new regulations may make their lives more difficult.9
  10. 10. Key finding 5 • Many CIOs expect digitisation of electronic health records will bring more pressure on them to ensure compliance.10
  11. 11. Key finding 6 • CIOs face big challenges in driving change.... • ...but they have a once-in-a-career opportunity to do so.11

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